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Charleston Tea Plantation

#1 of 5 things to do in Wadmalaw Island Features Animals
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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The only tea plantation in North America and if you are visiting Charleston, or just live close by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joseph B
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Fantastic Experience !

We first entered in the morning when they first opened...Free tea of all flavors to drink both hot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boca Raton, Florida
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“trolley ride” (88 reviews)
“gift shop” (270 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only tea plantation in North America and if you are visiting Charleston, or just live close by, this is well worth the trip. Most of the attraction is no cost that includes a factory tours and large gift shop. You can walk around the...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We first entered in the morning when they first opened...Free tea of all flavors to drink both hot and cold !!! Every flavor I tried was delicious. We went on the tour and learned a lot about tea...this is the only tea plantation in the...More

Thank BocaBratt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove from Edisto Beach to check out The Charleston Tea Plantation and was not disappointed. This is a must do activity when anywhere near the Charleston area. Learned all about tea leaf growing and the production of tea, had free all you can drink...More

Thank HillbillyBiker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this visit. Got a tour of the factory for free. $10 for a trolley tour. Learned loads about tea. Shop had "all you can eat" tea samples hot and cold. Just wish there was more interaction or hands on aspect to this. Like even...More

Thank greatjob7689
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an interesting stop. Be sure to take the trolley tour. You will learn a lot about the production of tea-I did at least! Loved the samples and shopping in the gift shop! Be sure to take a picture with Mr. Frog on the...More

Thank Kay P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very interesting and educational tour. My husband and I did get there first thing in the morning because I had read this was popular for tour groups, and could get quite busy. We were that first trip out on the trolley tour...More

Thank dsbond1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I didn't realize we grew tea leaves in the USA, but we do - right there in Charleston, SC. When we arrived, they had just unloaded two bus tours so the place was a bit crowded. The "plant tour" is free but...More

Thank sloopie1
Management response:

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate you coming out to see us at the only tea plantation in North America. We are proud to call Charleston home. We apologize, however, that you were disappointed with aspects of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see at the only tea plantation in the United States. That in itself makes it unique. Showed us around the grounds via a tractor. Also had a factory tour with corresponding videos. Very clean everywhere we went. There was a complimentary tea bar...More

Thank Angela S
Management response:

Hi Angela, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip to the plantation, from your grounds and factory tours to tea tasting in our gift shop. We are proud to be the only tea plantation in North America, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really nothing more than a visit to a gift shop. If you plan on going to the Firefly Distillery nearby, might as well stop by here to say you've visited the only tea plantation in North America, otherwise, I wouldn't come to just...More

Thank jd50005
Management response:

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that your visit and picnic were not quite as peaceful as you were hoping, we do host many school field trips and bigger groups. We are lucky to share a home...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a day trip with a group from Hilton Head Island. It was a very educational and unique adventure. The folks that run this place are passionate about their product and happy to talk about tea and answer questions. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank NancyHHI
Management response:

Hi Nancy, thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the plantation. As the only tea plantation in North America, we really are passionate about our product and the tea production process. We are delighted that you...More

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Darrell M
How long is the driving time from Folly Beach orDowntown Charlestown?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
I was just there and bought your tea. When I get home to Ohio what is Web site to purchase the tea?
3 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
Hello, we will be taking a cruise and will have a stop from 7am to 3pm in mid December. Is it worth visiting during this time since the plants are dormant in the winter? Are they offering the trolley tours during this time period?
12 November 2016|
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Response from ScarboroughFair | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My question would be have you ever been to Charleston? If you have and think you have seen everything you want to see there, then this side trip to the tea plantation is worthwhile. However, if you've never been to... More